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Bob Mason

veteranJan 11th, 1939 - Jan 26th, 2019

Memorial Service:  2 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Flora Community of Christ Church


     Bobby "Bob" Gene Mason, age 80, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at his home.

     Bob was born January 11, 1939, in Princeton, Indiana, the son of Ralph E. and Anna E. “Betty” (Catt) Mason.  He married Shirley A. (Henson) Burkett Mason on December 8, 1985.  Shirley preceded him in death July 17, 2013.

     Bob worked as a welder for Ashland Pipeline for over 23 years.  He was a member of Flora Community of Christ Church where he also served as a minister.  Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

     Survivors include a brother: Jerry Mason of Bakersfield, California; a sister: Teresa Bayler (husband Randy) of Olney; a stepdaughter-in-law: Angela Burkett of Flora; 4 step-grandchildren: Joshua Burkett of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Deanna Burkett of Sheffield, Alabama, Jacob Burkett (wife Laura)  of Salem, and Jonah Burkett (wife Tricia) of Flora; a step-granddaughter-in-law: Sara Burkett of Flora; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and 2 nieces and 4 nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Ann O’Donnell (husband Bill); stepson: Terry Burkett; and step-grandson: Charles “Chuck” Burkett.

     Friends and family are invited to a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Flora Community of Christ Church.  Interment will be private in Elmwood Cemetery.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Flora Public Library, and will be accepted through the funeral home.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


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Colleen kiger

January 27th

So sorry for your loss 1st day with U and G Jonah Sarah And the rest of family

Rick and Trudy Stanford

January 27th

We are sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Good hard working man

Medley Gatewood

January 27th

Many happy hours growing up with "Black" Mason. Sorry to have missed our Class of 57's last reunion and the opportunity to be with Bob and the rest of the Heinz 57 Varieties brothers and sisters. Them were the days! May Bob now rest in peace ... for eternity. Amen.

Anita Dickerson

January 28th

Teresa sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.

Lynne and Fred Gocey

January 28th

Teresa and Jerry, very sorry to read about Bob. He was a very good man. Always enjoyed talking to him.

Rick and Sherry Gibbs

January 28th

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a very kind man and enjoyed all the times we spent together at church functions and with his family. He will be missed.

Mark Henson

January 28th

I experienced Bob as an easy going, down to earth guy who greeted me with a smile and an offering of friendship. It was always great to be in Bob's presence. Thanks, Bob, for being a wonderful man and friend.

Dean F. Eckelberry

January 28th

My prayers and condolences to Bob's family. I have fond memories of our time when we were in high school and after graduation. Bob was a welder and I worked for a while in the oil fields. We had chats from time to time about the related fields, the pay was pretty good but one really earned it especially during inclement weather. Bob was good at his trade and he was just a really fine person, I had great respect for both. Blessings fellow classmate.

January 28th

Joe and Pam Silvey send prayers and good thoughts to all of Bob's family and friends. Had some good times with Bob in high school and always liked him.

Kelly & Debbie Dannells

January 28th

We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a sweet neighbor. Prayers for the family.

Paul & Regina Schnepper

January 28th

So very sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

Robert Phelps

January 28th

I worked with Bob at Ashland and was his welder's helper on occasion. He was a very good welder and person. God bless the family.

Shavonna Jenkins

January 28th

My deepest sympathies to Bob's Family and Church Family.. He was such a kind wonderful man.. I have many memories of him as I was growing up attending the same church and being good friends with the Burketts. He was always so nice to me.. My thoughts and prayers to my niece, nephew, sister in law, Angie and the kids and their families.. Prayers to All of the Family.. May God comfort you All during this difficult time..

Sammie and Tina Wickiser

January 29th

Theresa so very sorry. In our thoughts and prayers.

Peggy Coble

January 29th

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Pat & Joyce ODonnell

January 29th

So Sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man. prayers for his family.

Jim and Linda Grove

January 29th

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I enjoyed talking to him from time to time. He will be missed in this community and in his church.

Russell and Denise Anderson

January 30th

Sorry for the loss. May God comfort family at this time.

Gary & Debbie Etcheson

January 30th

We thank God for loyal and devoted servants like Bob. His kindness was always welcome. Sympathy and blessing to his family.



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